2012–13 Ascenso MX season

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Ascenso MX
Season 2012–13
Champions Apertura: La Piedad
Clausura: Neza
Promoted La Piedad
Relegated Pumas Morelos (dissolved after relegation)

The 2012–13 Ascenso MX season took place from 20 July 2012 to 11 May 2013 and was divided into two tournaments named Apertura 2012 and Clausura 2013. The Ascenso MX is the second-tier football league of Mexico.

The Apertura 2012 winner La Piedad defeated the Clausura 2013 winner Neza in a promotional final and won the ascension to the 2013–14 Liga MX season.

Changes from the previous season[edit]

Stadia and locations[edit]

The following 15 clubs will compete in the Liga de Ascenso during the 2012-2013 season:[1]

Club City Statium Capacity
Altamira Altamira Estadio Altamira 12,500
Celaya Celaya Estadio Miguel Alemán 25,000
Correcaminos Ciudad Victoria Estadio Marte R. Gómez 18,000
Cruz Azul Hidalgo Jasso Estadio 10 de Diciembre 10,700
Dorados de Sinaloa Culiacán Estadio Banorte 21,325
Tecos Zapopan, Jalisco Estadio Tres de Marzo 30,000
Irapuato Irapuato Estadio Sergio León Chávez 25,000
La Piedad La Piedad Estadio Juan N. López 15,700
Lobos BUAP Puebla Estadio Olímpico de C.U. 20,700
Mérida Mérida Estadio Carlos Iturralde 24,000
Necaxa Aguascalientes Estadio Victoria 25,000
Neza Ciudad Nezahualcóyotl Estadio Neza 86 25,000
Pumas Morelos Cuernavaca Estadio Centenario 7,000
U. de G. Guadalajara Estadio Jalisco 56,713
Veracruz Veracruz Estadio Luis de la Fuente 30,000

Torneo Apertura[edit]

The 2012 Apertura will be the first championship of the season. It began on 20 July 2012 and ended on 1 December 2012.

Ascenso MX
Season 2012-13[2]
Champions La Piedad
Matches played 117
Goals scored 294 (2.51 per match)
Top goalscorer Apertura:
Mexico Víctor Lojero (11 goals)
Mexico Rodrigo Prieto (11 goals)
Biggest home win Apertura:
La Piedad 5-0 Dorados
(4 November 2012)
Biggest away win Apertura:
La Piedad 1-4 Necaxa
(20 October 2012)
Highest scoring Apertura:
Necaxa 6-4 Irapuato
(17 August 2012)

Standings[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 600px Rosso e Bianco (strisce).png Necaxa 14 9 4 1 30 18 +12 31 Qualification for Liguilla semifinals
2 Rosso e Bianco.png Neza 14 6 6 2 19 14 +5 24 Qualification for Liguilla quarterfinals
3 Estudiantes Tecos.png Tecos 14 6 5 3 16 12 +4 23
4 Bianco e Rosso (Strisce).png Lobos BUAP 14 7 2 5 20 17 +3 23
5 Venados Merida.png Mérida 14 6 5 3 14 12 +2 23
6 600px Blu e Giallo (Strisce).png La Piedad 14 6 4 4 21 16 +5 22
7 600px Oro e Blu.png Dorados de Sinaloa 14 6 4 4 23 22 +1 22
8 Correcaminos 14 5 3 6 19 16 +3 18
9 Cruz Azul.svg Cruz Azul Hidalgo 14 4 5 5 14 17 −3 17
10 Bianco e Blu (V sul petto).png Celaya 14 4 4 6 18 19 −1 16
11 Rosso e Blu3.png Irapuato 14 3 7 4 16 19 −3 16
12 Blu e Rosso.png Veracruz 14 3 5 6 14 16 −2 14
13 Bianco e Azzurro.png Altamira 14 4 2 8 14 20 −6 14
14 Amor es Leones.png U. de G. 14 3 3 8 14 23 −9 12
15 Pumas Morelos 14 1 5 8 8 19 −11 8

Updated to games played on 4 November 2012.
Source: [1].
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

Results[edit]

Home \ Away ALT CEL UAT CAH SIN EST IRA LAP UDG BUP MER NEC NEZ PUM VER
Altamira 0 - 1 0 - 1 1 - 2 2 - 1 2 - 3 0 - 2 2 - 0
Celaya 0 - 1 1 - 1 2 - 2 3 - 0 3 - 0 1 - 1 1 - 2 2 - 1
Correcaminos 3 - 1 3 - 0 2 - 1 1 - 1 3 - 1 0 - 1 4 - 0
Cruz Azul Hidalgo 1 - 2 0 - 0 3 - 0 1 - 3 1 - 3 0 - 0 1 - 2
Dorados de Sinaloa 4 - 3 1 - 1 2 - 2 3 - 0 1 - 1 2 - 1
Tecos 0 - 0 2 - 1 0 - 0 2 - 1 2 - 0 1 - 2 0 - 0 2 - 0
Irapuato 0 - 1 1 - 0 2 - 0 1 - 1 2 - 2 1 - 1
La Piedad 5 - 0 1 - 1 0 - 1 1 - 0 1 - 1 1 - 4 2 - 0
U. de G. 0 - 2 0 - 1 0 - 2 1 - 1 2 - 1 0 - 1 1 - 1
Lobos BUAP 2 - 0 3 - 0 1 - 0 1 - 3 2 - 1 1 - 3 2 - 0 2 - 1
Mérida 3 - 1 3 - 1 1 - 1 0 - 0 1 - 0 1 - 0
Necaxa 1 - 0 2 - 1 6 - 4 3 - 1 3 - 1 1 - 0
Neza 1 - 1 0 - 0 3 - 2 0 - 2 4 - 2 3 - 3 1 - 0
Pumas Morelos 2 - 0 1 - 2 1 - 1 0 - 0 0 - 1 0 - 0 1 - 1
Veracruz 2 - 2 0 - 0 3 - 0 1 - 1 2 - 1 2 - 3 0 - 0 1 - 0
  • Updated to 4 November 2012.

Liguilla (Playoffs)[edit]

The six best teams after the first place play two games against each other on a home-and-away basis. The winner of each match up is determined by aggregate score.If the teams are tied, the Away goals rule applies.

The teams were seeded one to seven in quarterfinals, and will be re-seeded one to four in semifinals, depending on their position in the general table. The higher seeded teams play on their home field during the second leg.

  Quarterfinals     Semifinals     Finals
                                       
  2 Rosso e Bianco.png Neza 0 1 1    
  7 600px Oro e Blu.png Dorados de Sinaloa 1 2 3    
      1 600px Rosso e Bianco (strisce).png Necaxa 1 2 3  
    7 600px Oro e Blu.png Dorados de Sinaloa 1 2 3    
     
      7 600px Oro e Blu.png Dorados de Sinaloa 1 1 2
  3 Estudiantes Tecos.png Tecos 1 1 2         6 600px Blu e Giallo (Strisce).png La Piedad 0 (a.e.t.)3 3
  6 600px Blu e Giallo (Strisce).png La Piedad 2 3 5          
      6 600px Blu e Giallo (Strisce).png La Piedad 1 2 3    
      4 Bianco e Rosso (Strisce).png Lobos BUAP 2 0 2  
  4 Bianco e Rosso (Strisce).png Lobos BUAP 0 4 4    
  5 Venados Merida.png Mérida 3 0 3  
  • If the two teams are tied after both legs, the away goals rule applies. If both teams still tied, higher seeded team advances.[3]
  • Teams are re-seeded every round.
  • The winner will qualify to the playoff match vs the Clausura 2013 winner. However, if the winner is the same in both tournaments, they would be the team promoted to the 2012–13 Mexican Primera División season without playing the Promotional Final
Apertura 2012 winner:
La Piedad
2nd title

Top goalscorers - Apertura 2012 Regular Season[edit]

Last Updated on 4 November 2012.
Players sorted first by goals scored, then by goal frequency (Minutes played/Goals scored).
In blue, the goal scoring champion(s) of Apertura 2012

Rank Player Club Goals Goal freq.
1 Mexico Víctor Lojero Necaxa 11 91.36
2 Mexico Rodrigo Prieto Neza 11 109.73
3 Colombia Danny Santoya Necaxa 9 104.00
4 Argentina Juan Manuel Cavallo La Piedad 9 126.56
5 Mexico Roberto Nurse Correcaminos 8 141.25
6 Mexico Eduardo Lillingston Tecos 8 146.88
7 Mexico Julio Pardini Celaya 7 119.14
8 Mexico Cuauhtémoc Blanco Dorados de Sinaloa 6 195.00
9 Brazil Aparecido Lima Lobos BUAP 5 184.80
10 Argentina Ariel González Irapuato 5 208.60
11 Mexico Omar Tejeda Lobos BUAP 5 209.60
12 United States Sonny Guadarrama Mérida 4 148.25
13 Mexico Diego Campos U. de G. 4 200.00
14 Mexico Ismael Valadéz Cruz Azul Hidalgo 4 225.75
15 Mexico Juan de Dios Hernández Dorados de Sinaloa 4 241.00

Source: Ascenso MX goalscorers official page

Torneo Clausura[edit]

The 2013 Clausura is the second championship of the season. It began on 4 January 2013 and ended on 11 May 2013.

Ascenso MX
Season 2012–13
Champions Neza
Top goalscorer Clausura:
Mexico Víctor Lojero (12 goals)
Biggest home win

Clausura:
U. de G. 3-0 Pumas Morelos
(6 January 2013)

Pumas Morelos 3-0 Irapuato
(12 January 2013)


Lobos BUAP 3-0 Dorados de Sinaloa
(18 January 2013)
Biggest away win Clausura:
Altamira 1-3 Neza
(5 January 2013)
Highest scoring Clausura:
Cruz Azul Hidalgo 3-4 Celaya
(20 January 2013)

Standings[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Amor es Leones.png U. de G. 14 9 3 2 15 7 +8 30 Qualification for Liguilla semifinals
2 Correcaminos 14 8 2 4 17 10 +7 26 Qualification for Liguilla quarterfinals
3 Bianco e Rosso (Strisce).png Lobos BUAP 14 8 1 5 16 10 +6 25
4 Blu e Rosso.png Veracruz 14 7 4 3 23 18 +5 25
5 600px Rosso e Bianco (strisce).png Necaxa 14 5 6 3 23 15 +8 21
6 Rosso e Bianco.png Neza 14 6 2 6 19 14 +5 20
7 Bianco e Blu (V sul petto).png Celaya 14 4 8 2 17 16 +1 20
8 Estudiantes Tecos.png Tecos 14 5 4 5 11 10 +1 19
9 600px Oro e Blu.png Dorados de Sinaloa 14 5 4 5 11 14 −3 19
10 Bianco e Azzurro.png Altamira 14 4 6 4 18 18 0 18
11 Pumas Morelos 14 4 5 5 13 15 −2 17 Relegation to Segunda División de México
12 Venados Merida.png Mérida 14 2 7 5 13 18 −5 13
13 600px Blu e Giallo (Strisce).png La Piedad 14 3 3 8 13 17 −4 12
14 Cruz Azul.svg Cruz Azul Hidalgo 14 3 3 8 13 26 −13 12
15 Rosso e Blu3.png Irapuato 14 1 4 9 7 21 −14 7

Updated to games played on 21 April 2013.
Source: [2] Official Standings from official ascenso MX site.(Liga MX)
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

Results[edit]

Home \ Away ALT CEL UAT CAH SIN EST IRA LAP UDG BUP MER NEC NEZ PUM VER
Altamira 1 - 1 0 - 1 1 - 1 0 - 2 1 - 3 1 - 0 3 - 0
Celaya 2 - 2 0 - 0 1 - 0 1 - 1 1 - 1 2 - 2
Correcaminos 0 - 1 0 - 1 1 - 0 3 - 1 3 - 3 1 - 0
Cruz Azul Hidalgo 2 - 2 3 - 4 0 - 1 0 - 1 1 - 5 1 - 1 0 - 0
Dorados 2 - 3 1 - 0 1 - 0 2 - 1 1 - 0 0 - 0 1 - 0 0 - 1
Estudiantes 2 - 0 1 - 2 1 - 0 2 - 1 1 - 0 0 - 1
Irapuato 0 - 2 0 - 0 1 - 0 3 - 3 0 - 1 0 - 1 1 - 1
La Piedad 0 - 0 3 - 1 1 - 2 0 - 1 1 - 2 1 - 0 0 - 0
Leones Negros 1 - 0 1 - 0 0 - 0 1 - 2 1 - 0 3 - 0 0 - 2
Lobos BUAP 1 - 0 3 - 0 1 - 0 2 - 1 2 - 0 1 - 0
Mérida 1 - 1 0 - 1
Necaxa 3 - 3
Neza
Pumas Morelos 1 - 1 3 - 0
Veracruz 2 - 0 1 - 0
  • Updated to 22 January 2013.

Liguilla (Playoffs)[edit]

The eight qualified teams play two games against each other on a home-and-away basis. The winner of each match up is determined by aggregate score.

The teams were seeded one to eight in quarterfinals, and will be re-seeded one to four in semifinals, depending on their position in the general table. The higher seeded teams play on their home field during the second leg.

  Quarterfinals     Semifinals     Finals
                                       
  3 Bianco e Rosso (Strisce).png Lobos BUAP 1 0 1    
  6 Rosso e Bianco.png Neza 2 1 3    
      1 Amor es Leones.png U. de G. 1 0 1  
    4 Rosso e Bianco.png Neza 2 2 4    
     
      2 Rosso e Bianco.png Neza 3 1 4
  2 Correcaminos 1 1 2         1 600px Rosso e Bianco (strisce).png Necaxa 0 0 0
  7 Bianco e Blu (V sul petto).png Celaya 1 0 1          
      2 Correcaminos 1 3 4    
      3 600px Rosso e Bianco (strisce).png Necaxa 3 3 6  
  4 Blu e Rosso.png Veracruz 2 1 3    
  5 600px Rosso e Bianco (strisce).png Necaxa 3 3 6  
  • If the two teams are tied after both legs, the higher seeded team advances.
  • Teams are re-seeded every round.
  • The winner will qualify to the playoff match vs the Apertura 2012 winner. However, if the winner is the same in both tournaments, they would be the team promoted to the 2013–14 Mexican Primera División season without playing the Promotional Final
Clausura 2013 winner:
Neza
1st title

Promotional final[edit]

First Leg[edit]

600px Blu e Giallo (Strisce).png La Piedad 0–1 Rosso e Bianco.png Neza
[3] Ever Guzmán Goal 32'
Referee: Roberto Ríos

Second leg[edit]

Rosso e Bianco.png Neza 0–1 600px Blu e Giallo (Strisce).png La Piedad
[4] Luis Antonio Martínez Goal 25'
Penalties
José Antonio Rosas Penalty scored
Ever Guzmán Penalty missed
Angel Sepúlveda Penalty scored
Emanuel Sebastián Loeschbor Penalty scored
3–5 Penalty scored Oscar Emilio Rojas
Penalty scored Hugo Cid
Penalty scored Fernando Santana
Penalty scored Emanuel García
Penalty scored Luis Antonio Martínez
Attendance: 12550
Referee: Erick Yair Miranda Galindo

Top goalscorers - Clausura 2013 Regular Season[edit]

Last Updated on 21 January 2012.
Players sorted first by goals scored, then by goal frequency (Minutes played/Goals scored).

Rank Player Club Goals Goal freq.
1 Mexico Víctor Lojero Necaxa 12 101.00
2 Argentina Pablo Torres Veracruz 11 111.64
3 Argentina Eial Strahman U. de G. 9 102.78
4 Colombia Danny Santoya Necaxa 7 139.14
5 Mexico Diego Mejía Neza 6 185.50
6 Uruguay Diego Martiñones Tecos 5 184.80
7 Mexico Oscar Fernández Altamira 5 190.40
8 United States Sonny Guadarrama Mérida 5 234.60
9 Mexico Jorge Ocampo Celaya 5 244.00
10 Mexico Hebert Alférez Lobos BUAP 4 119.25

Source: Ascenso MX goalscorers official page - Clausura 2013

Relegation Table[edit]

The relegated team will be the team with the lowest ratio by summing the points scored in the following tournaments: Apertura 2010, Bicentenario 2011, Apertura 2011 and Clausura 2012 and Apertura 2012 and Clausura 2013.

Rank Team Points Games %
9 Dorados de Sinaloa 105 84 1.2500
10 Mérida 103 84 1.2262
11 Celaya 62 52 1.1923
12 Altamira 100 84 1.1905
13 U. de G. 101 85 1.1882
14 Cruz Azul Hidalgo 93 84 1.1071
15 Pumas Morelos 92 85 1.0824

Source: Ascenso MX relegation table - Clausura 2013

References[edit]

  1. ^ Die 18 Mannschaften in der Liga de Ascenso 2010/11 Archived 24 March 2012 at the Wayback Machine. (Spanish; retrieved on 27 May 2010)
  2. ^ "Resumen Estadístico, Numeralia ASCENSO MX Apertura 2012" [Statistical Summary Ascenso MX Apertura 2012] (in Spanish). Liga MX. 20 December 2012. 
  3. ^ As appears in as Ascenso MX competition rules 2012-2013 "Reglamento de competencia Ascenso MX 2012-2013, Article 22.2" (PDF). Liga MX. 2012-08-01. Los Clubes vencedores en los partidos de Cuartos de Final y Semifinal serán aquellos que en los dos juegos anote el mayor número de goles, criterio conocido como MARCADOR GLOBAL. De existir empate en el número de goles anotados, la posición se definirá a favor del Club con mayor cantidad de goles a favor cuando actué como visitante. 

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